Here is the daily Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle for May 16: 20130516pzdxl-a.pdf
Normally, responder will have at least enough points to invite game. So, opposite a one-no-trump opening that shows 15-17 points, responder will have nine high-card points (or eight with a five-card suit in a minor).
However, assuming that you employ transfers into the majors, it is possible to use Stayman with zero points -- what is called garbage Stayman. You may have 4-4-5-0 distribution, when you plan to pass whatever opener rebids. Or you have (in principle) at least 5-5 in the majors. If opener rebids two of a major, you pass, knowing it is a nine-card fit. Or, if opener rebids two diamonds, you continue with two hearts. Then, opener passes with three hearts (as in this deal), or corrects to two spades with three spades and two hearts.
DEAR DOCTOR K:
I'm a man in my 60s. I've been taking a calcium supplement to protect my bones, but I recently read that men shouldn't take calcium supplements. Why not?
I am a divorcee with college-aged children. I love my children, and I thought I loved my ex. However, after my divorce I wonder if I'm capable of loving anyone other than my children again.
Two years after the divorce I started a relationship with a man who is 10 years older. He had recently ended a long-term dating/living together relationship. I wasn't particularly drawn to him, but he was very persistent. We finally, jokingly, agreed to be "exclusively casual" and began dating. My children don't dislike him; they are indifferent to him.
You could be especially fortunate in the year ahead when selling or promoting unusual products, methods or systems. Two or more partners could render you much assistance.
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I’m reluctant to quote statistical data linking patronage of fast food chains to high obesity rates; so much material is circumstantial, biased, and, therefore, skewed.
Quick! Move fast! This warm weather is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing for obvious reasons, wearing shorts without getting goose pimples is one. It’s a curse because our wonderful spring ephemerals display their beauty for a much shorter period of time. Given that, I have a suggestion for you that you should follow if at all possible, especially if you live in Ann Arbor, and it’s this. Visit the Washtenaw County Farm’s Britton Woods in the next few days.
We’ve had a baseball team, a softball team, a track team, a lacrosse team and two tennis teams win AnnArbor.com Team of the Week honors this spring.
A hair, nails and massage spa is preparing to open on Ann Arbor’s North Maple Road, Concentrate Media reports.
Between the boundless greed of downtown landlords and the handing over of downtown to developers by the City Council, all the unique and interesting independent businesses that gave Ann Arbor its special appeal are rapidly being driven out.
All Paws Grooming Salon, a new dog grooming facility, has opened on Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti Township, Concentrate Media reported.
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A driver took a right turn from East Huron Street onto North Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor a little too sharply Wednesday and knocked over the pedestrian crossing light.
Pittsfield Township-based Tecumseh Products Co., along with units of Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp., as well as a division of a Danish parts-supplier, agreed Wednesday to a settlement in a price-fixing lawsuit. The settlement will cost Tecumseh approximately $7 million, according to a report in Crain’s Detroit Business.
Australian documentarian Brendan Edgerton is traveling the world in hopes of seeing every Tucker automobile on the planet. On Tuesday, that quest led him to Ypsilanti, which was home to Preston Tucker, inventor of the ill-fated automobile that bore his name.
Courtesy photoTake one former "Mad Men"-era gentlemen's club, add one inspired chef, mix well with a town hungry for creative cooking, and you might find yourself at the Righteous Rojo pop-up dinner at the Ann Arbor Club on Saturday evening.
Righteous Rojo is the brainchild of full-time graphic designer and part-time chef Brad Greenhill. Greenhill began his culinary career at D'Amatos in Ann Arbor and went on to work at other Myles Anton restaurants before heading to Boston's North End to head up his own kitchen team.
After forging a path in the food world, Greenhill switched gears and made his way back to southeast Michigan.
Larry Gabriel, former editor of Metro Times, writes in a new column that Ann Arbor is "a showplace for the state" and "a place that marijuana activists look to with a gleam in their eyes."
He notes Ann Arbor remains a thriving community — atop a listing of Michigan "Hot Spots" on the Pure Michigan website — long after it decriminalized marijuana in the 1970s.
"With the University of Michigan, the U-M hospital, the annual art fair, a popping downtown and plenty of people walking the neighborhoods, an abundance of jobs and a low crime rate, Ann Arbor is the kind of place that lots of cities would like to be," Gabriel writes.
Standing atop the promenade deck outside Ann Arbor's city hall on Tuesday, City Council Member Sabra Briere acknowledged the challenges the city faces with its downtown zoning.